Dodge Ram 1500 Dash Cover
Tips for Maintaining Your Dodge Ram 1500 Dash Cover
The dashboard has been playing an integral part in containing gauges and controls for your truck. Not only does it create an ergonomic set-up for the driver, it also provides a distinct aesthetic appeal to your truck. During the 1950s, dashboards were still composed of painted metal adorned with chrome trims. Back then the dashboards looked ornate but sometimes less functional. Drivers also faced the problem of the dashboard glare as a result of the gloss coating given to the metal. However, as the automotive industry changed, manufacturers began using other materials when molding their vehicle's dashboards. Some, if not most, of the vehicles today are equipped with molded plastic dashboards. These are lighter and easier to replace but more prone to damage. Continued exposure to elements cause cracks and warping. To prolong the lifespan or beautify their truck's dashboards, some owners resort to installing products like the Dodge Ram 1500 dash cover. Here are some tips on how to maintain dashboard covers.
- Dust the dash cover at least once a week.
Dash cover materials like carpet and suede can easily accumulate dust if you allow it. It gets worse if you let it sit there over a long period of time. Combined with moisture, these dust and dirt can stick to the material and ruin your dashboard ensemble. To keep that from happening, dust your cover using a brush and a vacuum cleaner. Gently but thoroughly run through the entire surface until you are convinced that your cover is free from dust.
- Regularly check the mounting points for effectiveness.
The Dodge Ram dash cover is mounted to your truck's dashboard using Velcro tabs. You have to regularly check if these mounting points are still effective or already need replacement. If they do not work anymore, there is a possibility that some parts of the cover will go out of place and develop wrinkles.
- Use the recommended cleaning solution to get rid of dirt spots.
Accumulated dirt will turn your dash cover darker (or lighter for black materials). You would want to use the recommended cleaning solution on the surface of the cover. After spraying the mixture, rub the dirt off using a clean wet cloth. Once the area has been addressed, dry it off using another clean cloth.